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behind, still convinced this is not a factor. >> john: tina, does president obama need to do more to raise awareness? >> it depends on what your cause is. he always needs to do more until he actually accomplishes it. >> john: fair enough. >> the greatest advocate for climate change is not al gore. it's sandy. i think as we see it happening in front of us, it's going to be self-evident. go ahead. >> john: if you would please. i agree with you on sandy and mayor bloomberg has been a real leader ever since. with the republican house, what can the president do to try to fight climate change? >> well, i think that he needs to take on -- there is a huge industry that is -- actively campaigning against climate change and actively sowing the seeds of skepticism when it comes to climate denial. they're very effective at that. those are people who pad their pockets with oil money. every time that we have winter, that somehow shows we're not having global warming right? because look, it snowed. and not knowing that the weather is not actually what climate is and being able to educate people
. maybe president obama needs some binders full of women and by the way, that leaves kathleen sebelius in the cabinet. and they've said kathleen sebelius is staying but nobody's said anything about janet napolitano in the cabinet. is she staying or isn't she staying? so the president's opened himself up to some criticism here. charlie rangel jumped on it yesterday. he was asked on msnbc, how does this look? does very a diversity problem? >> it's embarrassing as hell. we've been through all of this with mitt romney and we were very hard on mitt romney with his women binders. i kind of think there's no excuse when it is the second term. the first term, you can say people got to know who is around that's qualified in order to get this job. >> bill: so i ask the question to you does the president have a little problem here with diversity? 1-866-55-press. by the way compounding the problem, the president's now looking for looking for looking for a new chief of staff. everybody reports there are two candidates to be chief of staff. dennis mcdonna who is the deputy national security adviser.
morning. >> maria, let's start with you, president obama needs a big tent to effectively pass his agenda, evangelicals typically support conservatives. with giglio bowing out does it alienate this group and create an unnecessary headache for president obama? >> i think the presidential inaugural committee could have done a better job of vetting and therefore wouldn't be in the position but i commend reverend giglio for bowing out. i think it was the right thing to do for the president's inauguration. the president's inauguration should reflect the tenor and the focus on diversity and inclusion which has been a huge priority for this president especially this year when he came out historically in favor of the same rights for gays and lesbians to marry as everybody else so i think the reverend made the right decision. i don't think the white house will shut him out. he was at the white house last year at a prayer breakfast. there are other situations and forums where the terrific work the reverend has done for example in trying to prevent human trafficking around the world, which is an ama
the wing. >> wow. feathers and wicks. we need to take a break. president obama breaks bread with hamid karzai at the white house, but will they break from his withdrawal plans from afghanistan? we will have a live update on the meeting after this. (dog) larry,larry,larrryyy. why take exercise so seriously,when it can be fun? push-ups or sprints? what's wrong with fetch? or chase? let's do this larry! ooh, i got it, i got it! (narrator) the calorie-smart nutrition in beneful healthy weight... includes grains and real chicken, because a healthy dog is a playful dog. beneful healthy weight. find us on facebook to help put more play in your day. >> president obama had a working lunch with hamid karzai after a meeting -- nbc white house correspondent kristen welker joins us now with the details of the meeting. kristen, tell us the latest. >> good afternoon, alex. the key topic of conversation here this afternoon at the white house is that timeline for troop withdraw. i can tell you that we don't expect president obama to announce actual numbers when he addresses the nation during a joint ne
definitely want to -- [ laughter ] you know, we don't need some trillion dollar coin gimmick. we need to take the u.s. dollar serious again. >> president obama will nominate his chief of staff at the white house jack lew toll bet next -- to be the next treasury secretary. >> it will be his signature at the bottom of our currency. it will look something like this. [ laughter ] >> jon: that injure signature? or jut -- that is your significant in signature or are you testing to see if the pen works? [ laughter ] hey, lew, shire -- here is a tip, stop signing your checks on the teacup ride at disney world. [ laughter ] the only way you are allowed to have that as your signature is if your name is booooing, boooing, please come firm jack lew. please confirm jack lew. i have to have this man as treasury secretary. seriously if this guy gets confirmed it would be the second most ridiculous signature only to appear on our money thanks to buchanan's secretary oliver lewis ottingham. i see the audience went to seventh grade like i did. [ laughter ] i'm 50. can can tell you why guy who will find him rol
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when president obama announced his nomination of treasury secretary or to treasury secretary of jack lew, senator sanders said we don't need a treasury secretary that things wall street deregulation was not responsible for the the financial crisis. >> >> well, we can agree that he lacks expertise in the area, but he was supposed to have expertise. this was supposed to be his area of expertise, both in his role as omb head under clinton, and then of course as being in the industry and actually implementing the fruits of this deregulation. he has the history in one sense correct. he says the problem arose before deregulation. that is true that derivatives were already a problem before deregulation. so it was proposed to deal with the problem by having a regulation to do with credit default swaps. the clinton administration in league with greenspan, in league with phil gramm and with one of the important architects of all of this being jack lew, squashes berkeley born to destroy the proposed regulation and pass something, talk about a dishonest phrase, that not only said you cannot go f
. the vice president said that, yesterday, that president obama could use executive order to get some of these things done. does he need that to have universal background checks or to do something else that vice president biden said today they wanted to do, which was to ban those high-capacity magazines? >> reporter: that's what's fascinating. very much an about-face, erin. these two proposals that the vice president mentioned today could not be done through executive order, they have to be done through congress. somewhat of a different message coming out of the vice president today. these specific proposals would need to go through congress. >> thanks very much to john avalon. >>> former white house deputy press secretary bill burton and co-fonder of priorities usa, a pro-obama super pac, joins me along with tim carney. bill, the vice president came out yesterday and said, we're going to use executive order if we need to. that really riled a lot of people up. executive order, you guys aren't going to get it done, we're going to do it. we just heard john avalon say, look, those ideas
with president obama, our country is at a crossroads. we need i think our leaders to hold people accountable and to stick up for working families. the poor and the elderly. they have given enough. we can get more revenue. we just have to have the guts to do it. we don't need our leaders to stand in front of big donors and not have the guts to make the decisions of what's right for america. the folks that have to pay more are the bush era tax cuts. those recipients in my opinion. we can get more out of them. and of course it's all about the loopholes, isn't it? well, how are we going to change tax policy? washington if we can't get anything passed in the senate? the entire lynchpin to the 113th is going to be what is harry reid does with changing the rules for the filibuster. then we can move to get to these tax loopholes that has helped the wealthiest americans in this country. it's all about ideology. what do you believe in? do you believe the lower 80% of americans should actually serve up a little bit more to make this thing right? because we never paid for the wars in iraq and afghanista
was unbelievabbe," boehner said. "at onn point i told the president, keep him out of here. i don't need somebody who just knows how to say no." with the lew announceeent, all of the president's top picks, state, briefing this week, reporters - have peppered press secretary observersshave dubbed "obama's white ggy problem". these storris are in eaction to a couple offappointmenns. i think it would be useful to &pwait and make judgments about this issue afferrthe preeident has made the totality of appointments that he will make in the ttansition to the seconddterm of obama's sixteen cabinnt positions, only two services secretary kaahleen secretary janet napolitanoo ty thougghlabor and commerce are open and more will likely can catch fire, as we saw durrng the presidential &pcammaign. i wenttto a number of women's groups and said, &p"can you help us find folks," and they rought us whole binders full of women. the this becoming áobama'sá but there are other issues east room, assthe president noted ne xceptioo: lew'ss loopy signature, whicc as treasury secretary will appear on dollar bills. and
any obama administration official talking about economic growth? that is what is needed, not more government programs that just run up debt. who is going to pay the debt back? host: ran on the independent line. caller: i am calling about timothy geithner exactly and the whole federal resolve -- reserve, for that matter. people are making like me of timothy geithner 0 in tax money. i do not make lightly of that. he came in a 0 in tax money knowing that he owed tax money. he was thinking he was above it anyway. that is one point. the second, our unemployment rate is sky-high under timothy geithner. the national debt is sky high under timothy geithner. third, we have lost our national credit rating, our world credit rating two times. it was the worst in american history that we lost our credit rating twice. our worst economic downturn in history was the great depression. timothy geithner is probably very unhappy about that because he would have liked to see this one be worse. host: call from twitter. new jersey, marlene on the independent line. caller: good morning. the caller before
weapons and high volume magazines. i want to see president obama increasing federal funding for mental health treatment for all americans who need it. meanwhile, there's another school shooting today in california. a 16-year-old reportedly felt he was being bullied was accused of attempted murder. the student took direct aim and hit one classmate in taft union high school. he then aimed specifically at another classmate and then missed. kyung lah is in california with the latest. every time you hear these stories right now, a shudder comes with it because of what happened at sandy hook. what do we actually know about what happened here? >> we're learning, actually, a little more. police officers just briefed us in the last hour or so. what they're telling us is that the 16-year-old shooter actually planned this, began the planning of it last night. he took the shotgun from his home, the home he's living it. it belongs to his brother, his 19-year-old brother, and the atf now tracking the registration. he then got the rounds. he went to bed, knew he was going to go in late. he went into
private dealers to run background checks on all buyers at gun shows and see president obama for increasing mental health funding for all americans who need it. meanwhile another shooting in california. a 16-year-old who said he was bull lid attempted murder. took aim and hit one student in taft high school. he then aimed specifically at another classmate but missed. our reporter is live with the latest. kyung, every time you hear these stories break now, a shudder comes with it because of what happened at sandy hook. what do we know about what happened here? >> reporter: we're learning actually a little bit more. police officers just briefed us, piers, within the last hour or so. what they're telling us is that the 16-year-old shooter actually planned this, began the planning of it last night. he took the shotgun from his home, the home he's living in. it belongs to his brother, his 19-year-old brother. and the atf right now are tracking the exact registration of the shotgun. he then got the rounds. he went to bed, he knew that he would come to school late, slip in through a side door. pol
for president. i think there was an assumption that all you had to do was not be barack obama and that you could win. and i think people needed to know more about who mitt romney was. what motivated him. you know, how he would relate to them and how they correlate to him. and they, they made the decision partially because they had a very brutal primary season and they devoted a lot of resources to taking their opponents out. but they made a decision that they didn't have the resources to do that. >> rose: what about the vice presidential choice that they made. >> well, i think that that was not a broadening choice. that to me, when i heard that paul ryan was chosen, i felt that that was a choice that would help them get through their convention because it would be well-received by the base of the party. but it also, it also diverted the discussion from growing the economy and jobs which was their message to a lengthy discussion about medicare and how we should approach that. and you know, ryan had some fairly sharp ideaological positions. and he was identified with a very unpopular republican co
the week off. nevertheless, it's been a very busy one here in washington. president obama made two major cabinet announcements in chuck hagel and just yesterday jack lew and while not a cabinet position, the president nominated john brennan to head the cia. all three posts need to be confirmed when the senate gets back to work. and speaking of approval, the president will kick off his second term seven points more popular than the first-term average flying in the face of history, though it's still early. five of the seven u.s. presidents re-elected since world war ii have been less popular in the second terms. so can the president use early momentum to push the policy agenda? let's spin. guys, i have been saying for a while now i think that his second term he's going the see a lot more pushback from the friends on the left than his foes on the right. for one, he's been re-elected. i think the gop has generally resigned themselves to the fact that they're going to be four more years to obama and they have a little less incentive to hang him for every misstep he has but democrats are incen
to the values that americans hold. we need to persuade president obama that is not enough for him not to be revisiting his promise and trying to fulfill it. it has proved to be politically difficult. it is his second term. the wisdom in the united states is that you don't let anybody have less than -- more than two terms. he runs all kinds of problems in the u.k. would you let members of parliament have more than two terms. president obama has an eye on his legacy now. he has an eye on his momentum and knows that what happens in the second term will decide how he is viewed by history. all these people and important positions on what the history books to record that they were good people. and rumsfeld, and ru said terrible things happened and they took a robust approach. with the help of people like kathryn bigelow, it is easy to rewrite the rules aren't torture as they got john hughes to do. president obama knows that he will be judged on what happens over the next four years and i really don't think fundamentally that he wants to be known as the man who promised to close guantana
games, movies and television shows is part of the broader problem that really needs to be addressed. brian? >> kristen welker at the white house for us tonight. kristen, thanks. >>> president obama today formally nominated his chief of staff, jack lew, to be the next treasury secretary. as the second-term churn gets under way now. though it looked for a time like the president might nominate susan rice to be his next secretary of state, when that didn't happen, this latest wave of nominees appear to have something in common. and as nbc's andrea mitchell reports tonight, people are noticing. >> reporter: it is the white house photo that could be called all the president's men. adviser valerie jarrett is there, we're told, hidden behind the guys. as president obama filled his top cabinet post with nominees named jack and chuck and john -- >> it's time for me to move on. >> reporter: -- it was like "mad men" goes to washington, except peggy leaving ruth marcus. >> whatever white guy becomes chief of staff, i think it's actually kind of interesting that there are two women who are deput
. >> he said that recommendations would be made to president obama by tuesday. that will include universal background checks and a ban on high-capacity magazines. >> i grew up in the hunting culture, but this is not. why does anybody need a 30-clip? >> the push back was almost in -- instant, as the nra blasted the discussion as an attack on the second amendment. in just the last 18 days, the nra reports that they have seen a flood of new members 100,000 to be exact. this man says the jump in membership does not exactly a surprise him but he feels responsible gun owners not the lack of gun owners, is what is needed. >> you have to be responsible with whenever you have. some people crash and kill people in cars. there are millions of people out there with high capacity rifles and they are not hurting people. >> president obama signed a bill granting himself along with former president burj w. bush and future ex-president's white time secret service protection. it revises a 1990 law that limited security after presidency after lawmakers realize lifetime protection is necessary. that means pre
. but i will qualify this, bob. i think biden and obama are doing the right thing by hearing all the sides right now. if they say we need "x," "y," zsthat brings on the second amendment we'll have the discussion. >> bob: selective editing of eric holder. he said trying to change the attitude about guns. >> eric: brainwash. his word. brainwash? >> bob: connected it to smoking. try to convince young people having guns -- >> kimberly: start with his buddies in hollywood, first, making of video games and everything. >> andrea: michael moore spoke up on the and he voiced this suggestion. >> the short-term solution is we have to been a assault weapons and ban semi-automatic weapons and ban the magazines that hold more than ten bulle bullets. we should register every gun. we don't do it now. we should be licensing everybody with a gun. >> dana: the thing, when biden puts forward the recommendations, now tuesday, it will fall short of what people on the left want them to do and seem overbearing for some on the right. i have to say to a great number of people out there it will sound reasonable. oba
, what is his view on bank reregulation that has caused so much problems. yesterday, president obama was very clear on deregulation. watch. >> 21 times just this year, john mccain has said we need to deregulate the financial industry right at a time when we know that it's because of deregulation that wall street was able to engage in the kind of irresponsible actions that have caused this financial crisis. >> cenk: very clear but when jack lew was asked during his original confirmation for manager and budget, here's what he said about deregulation. >> my sense is as someone who has generally been familiar with these trends is that the problems in the financial industry preceded deregulation, but don't believe that deregulation was the proximate cause. >> cenk: that is preposterous. only a million% wrong. how could anybody think that deregulation didn't have to do with the destruction of the banks back in 2008? well if you got paid a million dollars a year to think that, you might think the same thing. i'm not the only one bothered by it. william black was a senior regulator when they
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